UNDERSTANDING PERMANENT RESIDENCY VISA (PR Visa)

Permanent residency refers to a person's resident status in a country of which they are not a citizen of. Australia and Canada are two such countries that provide skilled workers an opportunity to permanently migrate and avail nearly all the benefits offered by these countries to its citizens.

The rights offered by Australia and Canada to its citizens/ Permanent Residents are decided by its governing bodies. The basic rights that permanent residents have include medical coverage, child’s education, retirement benefits, getting paid by the government for being unemployed and many more.  There are certain rights that are offered only to its Citizens, for instance, vote or run a political office, hold some jobs that need a high-level security clearance.

Permanent residency (PR Visa) for someone gets activated on the very first entry in that country and is valid for a period of 5 years. One is allowed to make multiple entries and exits during this period and is free to work, live and study anywhere in that country. A permanent resident can live outside the country of their PR, but must live in that country for at least 2 years in a period of 5 years.  If one lives outside the country of their PR for a longer time, they may lose the permanent resident status.

For those of you looking for permanent residency, please feel free to contact us. Woodbine is an immigration consultancy with many successful Australian and Canadian permanent residency cases to its credit. We shall be happy to assist you in immigrating to Australia or Canada in a very hassle free manner.

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